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Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Reviews
I am so surprised at how comfortable I felt working through my divorce issues online with Sheryl online! I would never had expected that! While we were in the zoom room “together”, we were not actually together, and this helped keep us both calmer and focused on moving forward.
– ERICA S., 2020
Sheryl was a true lifesaver and the ultimate professional. She took a situation that could have been very costly and contentious and helped us navigate through to a very amicable and fair solution. I would highly recommend her services!
– ROBIN NEEDLE, 2020
I felt I just had to write this review, as I am so thankful for Sheryl’s help! While divorce is definitely very stressful, Sheryl managed to help reduce our anger and resentment we both felt. We had both gone to litigators before we were referred to Sheryl and it was becoming more and more of a nightmare and our kids college money was disappearing! Sheryl’s understanding of the law combined with her psychology background was a huge help during the mediations. She was smart, patient and empathetic. The money bleeding stopped and we are now far more able to co-parent than we ever could when we were married. Thank you, thank you, thank you Sheryl!
– JEREMY WALTON, 2020
Sheryl mediated my divorce very efficiently, skillfully and cost effectively. I have to give her kudos. She was able to maintain her neutrality despite the fact that she was friends with both me and my ex prior to the mediation! I was really surprised and amazed by that. She is a true mediator! Ultimately, she helped us avoid huge stress and cost and gave us the tools to move forward with a positive attitude in our new family structure. Can’t say thank you enough!
– MALCOLM NEEDLE, 2020
I wish I can give Sheryl more than 5 stars – We used you for our divorce and she was so easy to work with and so compassionate. Sheryl made the children a priority and both my ex and I had the utmost trust and respect for her. Sheryl makes a negative situation so much easier , with little humor and warmth. Thank you Sheryl!
– NICOLE ESPOSITO, 2020
Thank you Sheryl for taking us through this process. Your professionalism was much appreciated during what could have been a very stressful time.
– TJ HURST, 2019
Sheryl is a very intelligent, more so wise attorney. She adds creative options to situations, as well as helpful counseling. She goes above and beyond her job and shows extreme compassion for all parties involved. She has a diverse breath of knowledge in most areas and works extremely hard to advocate for her clients. She is an excellent attorney/mediator and I highly recommend her!!
– NEH, 2019
Working with Sheryl gave me peace of mind and put me at ease while working through a very difficult process. I would recommend her services to anyone who needs them. She is professional and empathetic, while also remaining fair and objective. She referred me to other professionals who I would also recommend to anyone.
– REBECCA COHEN, 2018
I am so thankful for Sheryl! Her intelligence and empathy have been indispensable during this overwhelming time. Not only is she extremely approachable and compassionate but she is highly knowledgeable, and fair and is able to understand how to help solve problems so everyone is satisfied. I recommend Sheryl without reservation to anyone who has any need for mediation .
Sheryl handled our divorce mediation in 2015. I have to say that due to her thoroughness and neutrality, my ex-wife and I have been able to co-parent better than I ever expected. While the divorce mediation process was not an easy thing to go through, it was relatively smooth, quick, and far less costly than any of my friends who have been through with litigation attorneys. With all sincerity, I cannot more highly recommend Sheryl.
– RICHARD G., 2018
Sheryl is a fantastic attorney and an even better mediator. She is devoted, relentless and will not give up. Her secret is understanding the parties needs and eliminating emotion to pave the way for an amicable resolution. In my case, she did it in a matter involving numerous parties, family issues and millions of dollars in dispute. I recommend her wholeheartedly for any dispute that is either about to go in litigation or is already being litigated.
– MICHAEL KOHAN, 2018
Divorce is very stressful so we decided to use a mediator to make the whole process less confrontational, and that was a good choice in the moment, and in the long run too. Sheryl was fair to us both, and helped us have a balanced view of what was achievable for both of us. She was kind but firm, and always offered a middle ground option when we were swept by emotions. Both my ex-husband and I are deep down kind and rational people, but during the divorce those traits can be obscured by the inherent high tension and emotions. I am happy we found Sheryl to navigate that delicate point in our life. She was focused on the issues, and helped us move on at a pace with which we were comfortable. She helped my ex and I to have a peaceful breakup, while keeping the interests of our son central as well.
– MAV, 2018
Dedicated, Fair, Great to work with and most important good outcomes.
– LEONARD RABINOWITZ, 2018
Sheryl has proved to be a master at handling difficult personalities.
– ARNOLD S. KLEIN, 2018
I don’t know what I would have done without her expertise. Ms. Sastow guided me through the divorce mediation process. She has an amazing gift and I would highly recommend her without hesitation!
– EMC, 2018
Sheryl did a wonderful job keeping things calm and peaceful, and making sure my ex-husband and I were on the same page. Process was smooth and seamless from start to finish. Highly recommend!
– JODI KELLER, 2018
Wow, thanks Sheryl-Anne. Your being able to move us into separate online private zoom rooms, so we could speak confidentially, made a huge difference to the mediation process. Thank you so much!
– MIKE R., 2020
Scheduling is so much easier online and didn’t have to miss work.
– TODD T., 2020
Sheryl is a featured mediator on Mediation.com. She has vast years of mediation experience and we highly recommend her services.
– THOMAS PRONESTI, 2017
Sheryl is committed to her work and is focused on finding the best solution possible and gives 100% of herself to her job.
– ANONYMOUS, 2017
From my first phone call with Sheryl she made me feel comforted & confident that the mediation process would go smoothly & efficiently. I was anxious & emotional & she assured me all would work out in the end. She was fair, meticulous & professional in addressing the details & empathetic in her approach. I could talk to her like family & she always guided & supported me to ease my anxiety through this most difficult & life changing process. I will be forever grateful to her & to the outcome she achieved for us!
– LISA STRAUSS, 2017
A true professional! Extremely knowledgeable with exceptional interpersonal skills. I have referred Sheryl to a number of people who have all been as satisfied as I was.
– RN, 2017
Excellent experience from start to signing. Sheryl is a true professional!
– MARC STRAUSS, 2017
Sheryl-Anne made a very difficult experience run a lot smoother than I had thought could be possible. I was fortunate enough to meet her on a train ride into Manhattan one day and we got to talking. After meeting her I realized that mediation with Sheryl-Anne was just what we needed to proceed with our divorce. She listened to both of us and was able to come up with an agreement that eventually suited both our needs. I felt that she genuinely had each of our best interests at heart and was sensitive to our specific needs. When I look back on the process, I sincerely think that it could not have gone smoother. Now that it is over, I’m pleased to say that my ex-husband and I are friends and get along very well and know that our relationship will be positive forever. Had it not been for mediation, with Sheryl-Anne, I may not have been able to say that. So, thank you Sheryl-Anne!!
– LORI, July 5, 2016
Sheryl is a wonderful, caring, compassionate person. I can’t thank her enough for all of the support and advice she gave me during my divorce. Sheryl is very dedicated and hardworking. She was definitely a great choice.
– JOANNE, July 16, 2016
Sheryl made an awful situation a very easy & smooth transition. If there was ever a great divorce, she helped my ex-wife and I have one. Divorce is not easy in any circumstance, but Sheryl worked with us & laid everything out so thoroughly & perfectly that it helped us to get through that tragic moment. And this is with three small children involved. I have recommended Sheryl to every single couple that mentions that they are at that point.
– JORDAN, July 17, 2016
Sheryl your professionalism of how you handle the meetings is amazing. In truth, I have never seen such management of people. You manage to get the most antagonistic situation under control, and keep your cool. I wish my whole family could learn from you including me!
– JACOB, 2016
I would highly recommend Sheryl. She was excellent. She spent the time necessary to understand our concerns and the issues involved in your situation. She took the time to explain the mediation process well and both our needs and interests. She was knowledgeable in the law. She displayed professionalism throughout the process and was responsive to our questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Sheryl to resolve your disputes.
– PATRICK, 2016
Your ability to navigate the parties and come to agreement is exceptional Your time and dedication outstanding and beyond what I believe most mediators could ever achieve Your patience and belief in the mediation process is remarkable.
– MIRIAM, 2016
Sheryl was so professional while she dealt with our anger and the conflict and helped us avoid what could have been a really bad situation. She is the best.
– MICHELE, 2014
I thought Sheryl was kind and fair during a very difficult process. I greatly appreciate her professionalism during a challenging time for all.
– JACKIE, 2014
Excellent job! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the divorce “painless” and helping us keep sane and our children intact!
– ROBIN, 2013
Sheryl-Anne handled my divorce by working together with my wife’s attorney and a neutral financial expert. There was no posturing, vindictiveness or muscle flexing. I felt she protected by rights, but at the same time, she was the voice of reason. This was unlike my former attorney who, along with my wife’s former attorney, instigated more tension and fighting. Sheryl’s help was practical, pragmatic and sincere. Thank you Sheryl.
– JOHN, August 2, 2012
Sheryl is the most caring, dedicated and talented attorney and mediator. She mediated my ex-husband and my divorce as well as handled a personal injury matter for me. Her dedication and knowledge is bar none.
– ANONYMOUS, May 17, 2010
Endorsements from Other Attorneys
“I endorse this lawyer. Sheryl-Anne effectively works with couples dissolving their marriages through a collaborative process that reduces acrimony and expense that usually exists in a litigated divorce. Sheryl-Anne has an outstanding ability to remain neutral during the mediation process, listen to the needs of each party and help them work out a solution. As an advocate during the collaborative process, she also has the ability to advocate for her client in a firm but friendly manner during the collaborative divorce process. She is an outstanding mediator and attorney and I would highly recommend her.”
– Gary S., Health care Attorney, 2016
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
“Sheryl is a fantastic attorney and an even better mediator. She is devoted, relentless and will not give up. Her secret is understanding the parties needs and eliminating emotion to pave the way for an amicable resolution. In my case, she did it in a matter involving numerous parties, family issues and millions of dollars in dispute. I recommend her wholeheartedly for any dispute that is either about to go in litigation or is already being litigated.”
– Michael K., Litigation Attorney, 2016
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Elder Care & Family Mediation Reviews
Sheryl, You were amazing in resolving issues with deep emotions at the core. Thank you for saving my family the money that would have been spent on lengthy litigation.
– LEONARD, 2016
Absolutely above and beyond the call of duty with a most stubborn and impossible group of hard-headed brick wall personalities. Not just two, but four and an entourage of their counsel!
– MICHAEL, 2016